Distance Measurement RaDist

Product Overview

RaDist Sensor

MSO RaDist distance sensor is based on FMCW- (frequency modulated continous wave) Radar. The Radar is focussed by means of a dielectric lens.

A unique feature of RaDist is its multi-target capability enabling the detection and distance measurement towards several targets within the beam at the same time pervading material dependent on its dielectrical properties. Multi-target scenario applications have to be configured specifically for the application.

RaDist is available in different variants with set-ups for single or multi-target applications, with analogue (4 - 20 mA) or serial (RS232) and update rates. The sensor is fully encapsulated in a plastic casing with DIN M12 connector.

Application Area

RaDist multi-target => multitude of applications

  • Industrial liquid level measurement in containers with foam formation
  • Industrial bulk material level measurement in containers with dust formation
  • Distance measurement on the soil surface through plant canopy
  • Distance measurement on the soil surface and plant canopy at the same time
  • Detection of voids in orchards

Benefits/Use

Benefits and Advantages

  • Distance measurement with millimeter accuracy
  • Update rate 20 Hz at single-target measurement
  • Update rate 5 Hz at multi-target measurement
  • 60 GHz (V-band) FMCW distance radar with low output power (EIRP 10 dBm)
  • Beam focus with 8° aperture (3 dB) by means of dielectric PTFE ("Teflon") lens
  • Plastic casing with 59 x 59 x 65 mm (mounting plate in top 100 mm x 59 mm)
  • Distance measurement from 10 cm up to 400 cm with heighest accuracy, up to 3000 cm with decreased accuracy
  • Different application - specific product variants (output, configuration) available
  • Multi-target delivers a list of targets with their properties assigned via high speed e.g. top of plant canopy and soil surface
  • Single-target distance measurement onto the strongest reflector, e.g. onto soil surface through plants or a swath, onto a liquid level through foam
  • Robust function under adverse conditions e.g. dirt, dust, fog
  • Unsusceptible against varying lighting, machine noise, wind, temperature
  • Environmental protection IP69K (with connector tightened)
  • Wide range power supply

Technical Data

Technical Data

Radar Frontend V-band 57 to 64 GHz, FMCW
Casing fully encapsulated
Power supply 9 to 36 V DC
Temperature range -20 °C to +70 °C
Single-target output signal 4-20 mA, proportional to distance
Multi-target output signal serial RS-232